Welcome to the website of the Association for Researching and Applying Metaphor (RaAM).

RaAM is an open community of researchers of metaphor, metonymy, and other forms of figurative expression. RaAM is interdisciplinary, welcomes a broad range of research methods, and focuses on application to real-world contexts.

RaAM 2020 will be held online!

Posted by RaAM on March 26th, 2020 at 9:42

We are pleased to announce the first-ever on-line RaAM conference (RaAM 13) to be held from  18-21 June 2020! Susan Nacey and the local organizers in Hamar are planning a great on-line event with all the plenary speakers and workshops and talks…as well as social events! While this means we will not get to visit […]

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COVID-19 updates

Posted by RaAM on March 12th, 2020 at 10:13

Dear RaAM members, We hope you are all well and will be able to stay well during this period when COVID-19 is expanding rapidly around the globe. We know many of you have been asking about RaAM 13 to be held in June 2020 in Hamar, Norway. The conference organizers will put updates on their […]

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Call for bids: RaAM 2022

Posted by RaAM on February 14th, 2020 at 7:58

The RaAM Executive Committee invites bids from teams interested in hosting the next RaAM conference in 2022. For more information, check out our Hosting a conference page.

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Newsletter November 2019

Posted by RaAM on November 12th, 2019 at 10:56

RaAM’s newsletter no. 25 is out! It includes a message from the Chair, final submission deadline for RaAM 2020 in Hamar (Norway), a “Metaphor Column” with Ray Gibbs, and much more! The newsletter is freely available from our website here:

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